Affordable greener living

Affordable greener living

14th Mar 2022

When searching for a new home, energy efficiency is high on the wish list for buyers. In 2019 the government introduced a target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050. According to the latest government stats, heating and powering homes currently contributes to 40% of the UK’s total energy usage. And with energy costs rising, it makes sense that lowering the cost of energy bills for homeowners, while helping to tackle our climate challenges, is an important item on the agenda.

Following COP26 in November, the UK government announced rigorous new targets for the creation of sustainable, eco-friendly homes. All new buildings, including residential properties, will need to be highly energy efficient, lowering energy consumption and bills with the aim of being zero carbon ready by 2025.

Homebuilders are starting to make use of modern methods of construction in order to tackle this challenge. We are excited to be taking this new approach with an eco-friendly development of modular homes underway at Princeton Gardens, Stockton-on-Tees.

Homes at Princeton Gardens are uniquely modern and innovative, with the modular build process creating beautiful homes you will love, with minimal impact on our environment. Homes are constructed in a factory setting before being transported to site to be assembled.

Not only does this unique, precision-engineered way of homebuilding reduce waste by 90% during the build process, it saves homeowners up to 50% on energy costs too, making these homes the perfect choice for environmentally conscious buyers. Designed to be super energy efficient, they can cost from less than £1 a day to heat, depending on usage.

Our aim is to make luxury new build homes affordable to everyone, and we will be offering this fantastic collection of two, three and four-bedroom homes exclusively for sale through low-cost home ownership schemes, including both shared ownership and rent to buy.

This development boasts an advantageous location right on the River Tees, with fantastic waterside views between the Infinity Bridge and Tees Barrage. Princeton Gardens benefits from excellent transport links to the A66 and A19 and is well-served by local buses and trains from both Stockton-on-Tees and Thornaby railway stations. Darlington railway station and Teesside International Airport are a short drive away, and local amenities at Teesside Retail Park and Stockton-on-Tees town centre are within walking distance. Princeton Gardens is ideally situated for those who want fantastic outdoor activities on their doorstep whilst enjoying the conveniences of living in the heart of the Tees Valley.

Working alongside contractor Canvas Homes, we are taking our commitment to green homebuilding seriously, with an on-site garden that will be used to grow hedges and wildflowers to be planted around the development, creating enjoyable outdoor spaces, and protecting habitat for local wildlife.

With a faster build time that lessens the impact on the surrounding environment, these pioneering homes boast many convenient features first time buyers would expect, with extensive insulation, plenty of storage and USB sockets across the range.

The first completions on this development are expected in spring 2022. To find out more about how you can get onto the property ladder through an affordable home ownership scheme with Viola Homes, enquire today.